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Kagan Confirmed to Supreme Court by Senate 63-37

Elena Kagan has been conformed by the senate as the newest Supreme Court justice, approving President Barack Obama’s second pick as president and making her the fourth woman to serve in the 221-year history of the court.

Senate confirms Elana Kagan 63-37 as Supreme Court Justice.

Kagan, Obama’s solicitor general and the former dean of Harvard Law School, will join the high court after its summer recess ends later this year, replacing retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, 90. As expected, the 63-37 vote confirming Kagan, who also served in the Clinton administration, was largely along party lines, with just five Republicans voting with Democrats to confirm her – and one Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), voting no.

Full Story: Politico